Last month were very lucky to have not one, but two author/illustrators work with our students from kindergarten through grade five. Husband and wife team, Steve Jenkins and Robin Page shared their story about how they started to make children’s books at assemblies in the theatre.
Following that they had the opportunity to work with the students in the art studios. They shared their collage techniques. Then the kids had the opportunity to create their own collages. Each grade level had a different theme. Grade five students invented their own animals with strange adaptations that would allow them to survive on another planet. Grade four students illustrated the drama between predators and prey, focusing on animals that are native to Singapore. Grade three students learned about critical habitats and how the loss of habitats endanger some very vulnerable animals.
We learned a lot. We were inspired. We had fun.
Artist Eric Waugh, unveiled a 2,500 square foot portrait of John Lennon in New York’s Central Park on International Peace Day. Inspired by this gigantic work of art, I asked my grade four students to paint a portrait of someone they believed has made the world a better place. It was interesting to see who made the list. I have to admit there were a few names that surprised me, and a few names I didn’t recognize. Check out just a few of the portraits in the video below.
After exploring the lines and characters that Keith Haring frequently used, grade three students made prints inspired by the famous Pop Artist. Students created their draft on paper and then transferred their designs on to a Styrofoam printing plate. After the initial print was made students picked one object on their print that the wanted to stand out by printing it with black ink. Take a look at the prints Ms Wilcox and Ms Hooykaas’ classes created. Below that video is the video explaining how we created the prints.
This week students from over 21 classes have participated in The Great Art Quest. Many have found all 6 of the works that have been hidden around the school. Lots of people were able to identify 5 of the works. There is one work that has been found but no one has correctly identified it.
Here is a tiny little detail from the work.
Be sure to look for three more hidden works of art next week.
At the top of the score board are the following classes.
Grade 3 – Mr. Gray’s Class with 105 points
Grade 4 – Ms. Redlin’s Class with 191 points
Grade 5 – Ms Kim’s Class with 164 points.
Click the link below to see where your class stands in the rankings.
Great Art Quest Graph – Week 2
Tonight is the big opening night for Postkad Pameran. There will be 5,000 pieces of art from around the world. Among those pieces will be more than 60 created by elementary students here at Singapore American School. As a added bonus there are a number of SAS teachers who have work in the exhibition as well. The exhibition is being held at the Gillman Baracks which is located at Blk 7 #01-13 Lock Road. The exhibition runs through to Sunday the 22nd. Opening hours are noon until 7 pm. Come on out to support our young artists. Students are selling their work to raise money to support the World Wildlife Fund and help restore wild species and their habitats.
Wow, it is hard to believe that we are a quarter of the way through the school year. It has gone by so quickly. All five art studios have been buzzing with lots of learning and fun. Take a look at what the art team has been doing with our students.
The ES Art Team is very excited about our entry into the ES IT Film Festival. It might start a big comeback for Petula Clark.
Thank you to the PTA who brought in the author/illustrators over the past few weeks. It was great getting to work with them at the iCreate conference. I loved having Eric Rohmann in my classroom. Eric worked with all of the students from K to grade 5. It has been kind of lonely without him here this week.